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Sunday - Martin Handley

2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 09 December 2012

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show.

As December progresses, plenty of festive music, requests and surprises.

Throughout December there's the Breakfast Advent Calendar - opening a door every day to reveal winter music and readings chosen by listeners and presenters.

As Christmas gets closer, listeners will have the chance to send a Breakfast Christmas Card by requesting a piece of music and dedicating it to a friend.

And in Your Call where we hear from our audience about their favourite pieces of music, there'll be the chance to introduce a favourite piece of music to the rest of the UK. In the run up to Christmas we'll be hearing about music that reminds listeners of the festive season.

Music Played

17 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Hugo Wolf

    Hugo Wolf Italian Serenade in G for small orchestra

    Performer: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (solo viola: Nardo Poy)

    DG 431 680-2

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin Prelude in D flat, op.28 no.15 ('Raindrop')

    Performer: Rafael Blechacz (piano)

    DG 477 6592

  • Image for Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

    Performer: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Performer: Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    Decca 438 742-2

  • Image for Max Steiner

    Max Steiner The Light Brigade Rides Again

    Performer: Moscow Symphony Orchestra Performer: William T. Stromberg

    CD Baby 332729

  • Image for Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn String Quartet in G, op.64 no.4

    Performer: The Angeles Quartet

    Philips 464 169-2

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel 'Fra l'ombre e gl'orrori', from Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, HWV72

    Performer: Christopher Purves (bass) Performer: Arcangelo Performer: Jonathan Cohen (conductor)

    Hyperion CDA67842

  • Image for Béla Bartók

    Béla Bartók Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119 – third movement

    Performer: György Sándor (piano) Performer: Hungarian State Orchestra Performer: Adám Fischer (conductor)

    Sony SK 45 835

  • Image for Thomas Tallis

    Thomas Tallis O sacrum convivium

    Performer: Chapelle du Roi Performer: Alistair Dixon (conductor)

    Brilliant 93612

  • Image for Camille Saint-Saëns

    Camille Saint-Saëns Danse macabre, op.40

    Performer: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra Performer: Jean Martinon (conductor)

    Decca 478 3188

  • Image for Stephen Sondheim

    Stephen Sondheim Send in the Clowns

    Performer: Judi Dench (vocals – Desiree) Performer: Paddy Cunneen (musical director)

    Tring TRING001

  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Andante festivo (for string quartet, arranged for string orchestra and timpani)

    Performer: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Performer: Neeme Järvi (conductor)

    BIS 222

  • Image for Eric Coates

    Eric Coates London Suite; Covent Garden (Tarantelle)

    Performer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Charles Groves (conductor)

    EMI 352 356-2

  • Image for Anton Stepanovich Arensky

    Anton Stepanovich Arensky Concert Valse

    Performer: Sergei Nakaryakov (trumpet) Performer: Alexander Markovich (piano)

    Teldec 2564 67209-4

  • Image for Hector Berlioz

    Hector Berlioz L'enfance du Christ – The Shepherds' Farewell to the Holy Family, from pt 2 (The Flight in

    Performer: Tenebrae Choir Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Colin Davis (conductor)

    LSO Live LSO 0606

  • Image for Jacques Duphly

    Jacques Duphly Médée

    Performer: Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)

    Aparté AP043

  • Image for Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner Wesendonck Lieder

    Performer: Hanne-Lore Kuhse (soprano) Performer: Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig Performer: Václav Neumann (conductor)

    Berlin Classics 0013242BC

  • Image for Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel Maurice Ravel - Daphnis and Chlöe; Sunrise

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Berlin Radio Choir Performer: Pierre Boulez (conductor)

    DG 479 0338, Tk 11


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